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The Association of Corporate Counsel Europe (ACC Europe) serves the needs of lawyers practising in corporations and other organisations throughout Europe. ACC Europe, with more than 2400 members, promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organisations though information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.

ACC Europe is a chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association of in-house counsel, which, since its founding in 1982, has grown to more than 43,000 members in 85 countries, employed by over 10,000 organisations. ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. For more information contact


JUDGMENT OF THE CJEU of 23 November 2017 (joined cases C-427/16 and C-428/16)

The setting of minimum fees by a lawyers' professional organisation is capable of restricting competition in infringement of art. 101(1) TFUE. National legislation leading to double taxation of reimbursable legal fees in respect of VAT is incompatible with EU law. Read more here.


Chris Murphy-Ives outlines his plans for ACC Europe's activity and expansion during his Presidency.  Read the letter here.


Christopher Murphy Ives of Hewlett Packard to Lead In-house Community Throughout Europe

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (13 November 2017) — The Association of Corporate Counsel Europe (ACC Europe), which serves the needs of more than 2,400 lawyers practicing in corporations and other organizations throughout Europe, announced that Christopher Murphy Ives, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Sales, EMEA & Americas at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, was elected president of the ACC Europe board of directors. Read the full release here

Legal Resources

In January 2018, ACC launched the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model, Toolkit and Webinar Series. The reference tool provides law department leaders the ability to benchmark maturity, gain alignment on department priorities, and enhance the operations of a legal department.

Consisting of 14 different areas, the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model, Toolkit and Webinar Series will help in-house counsel and legal operations professionals advance from early to intermediate and advanced stages in key functions, such as financial management, legal technology, vendor management, knowledge management, compliance, contract management, and information governance, among others.

These tools will be presented in a series of monthly webinars throughout the year - led by seasoned legal operations professionals who will offer real-life experiences on how to implement improvements to the legal department. Register today for one of the webinars.

Download the Maturity Model

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London, New Challenges in Compliance: Your Company Needs You! - Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Feb 22, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Row, London EC4M 7LS

Amsterdam, Managing Crisis and Organisational Risk - K&L Gates (By Invitation Only)

Mar 15, 2018 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Conservatorium, Van Baerlestraat 27, Amsterdam 1071

Paris, Cybersécurité - Bird & Bird LLP

Mar 22, 2018 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Social MAIF Club, 37 rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris

WEBINAR: ACC Resources

Apr 25, 2018 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Paris, ACC Europe Annual Conference 2018

May 20-22, 2018 5:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Centre, 17 Boulevard Saint-Jacques, 75014 Paris, France

WEBINAR: ACC Resources

Sep 17, 2018 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Amsterdam, Contracting under Civil and Common Law - Russell Advocaten

Sep 20, 2018 3:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Russell Advocaten, Reimersbeek 2, 1082 Amsterdam

WEBINAR: ACC Resources

Dec 11, 2018 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM


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ACC Newsstand

Personal data transfers: the UK will become a 'third country' when Brexit takes effect

Feb 16, 2018 - The EU rules for personal data transfers to third countries will apply to the UK from 30 March 2019, subject to any transitional arrangement agreed by

Retail trade in goods is a service within the meaning of the Services Directive

Feb 16, 2018 - In a judgment rendered on 30 January 2018, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled that retail trade in goods such

Passporting in the EU for banking, financial services and insurance undertakings

Feb 16, 2018 - Access to the EU's Single Market is increasingly becoming a priority for non-EU credit institutions, financial services providers and insurance

Ready Steady Go? UK ready to ratify the UPC Agreement

Feb 16, 2018 - The UK has now completed all the remaining legislative formalities necessary before it is in a position to ratify the UPC Agreement and the Protocol

EMEA Briefings

Published in June and December, the EMEA Briefings provide region specific content.


PLC Cross-border Resources


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